Pearl Road is the main thoroughfare North and South through our city. Due to the lack of planning we have experienced stacked traffic, oversized parking lots, lack of green space, no continuity amongst buildings, random strip centers, along with too many curb cuts. Trust me when I say… I share in your frustration! During my time on council, I helped to develop and adopt Criteria and Standards for Pearl Road (Please see attached standards). Since their adoption, we have seen more continuity amongst newer buildings, bricked columns with black wrought iron fencing, and higher standards for landscape which includes the addition of more trees. We have made significant progress but still have a long way to go. As suggested by our master plan, the following are some action steps we can take to create a better business district that our residents can be proud of.